October 25, 2011, 3:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

The School of Cinematic Arts, the US-China Institute and the East Asian Studies Center invite you and a guest to a special conversation with Gao Feng and a special screening of

An Eternal Lamb

Directed by Gao Feng
Followed by a Q&A with Gao Feng

3:00 P.M. on Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

The Ray Stark Family Theatre

George Lucas Building, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

About An Eternal Lamb

Adapted from “Eternal Lamb”, a collection of short stories by a Kazakh author. Like all herdsmen, Hali lived the nomadic lifestyle when he was young. Through his eyes we see his Uncle Kaysteyr meeting Ukubara, their rich neighbor’s daughter and falling in love with her, and we see on the day of their wedding Ukubara running away with another man. Five years pass and Ukubara returns to Kaysteyr. Shortly afterwards, Ukubara tells Hali that she is determined to go back to her children and ask for their forgiveness.


Director's Statement

"A grown lamb", that was how our ancestors define “beauty”. Thus, we should interpret “An Eternal Lamb” as “beauty at all times”, or “perfect harmony with nature”. This is a film of aestheticism, a film of prose poetry, a film of the Orient, a film beyond sovereigns and ideologies, and a film belongs to the Kazakhs. 

-- Gao Feng

About the Guest

GAO FENG – Director

Gao Feng is the vice president of CCTV, CEO of the Central Newsreel and Documentary Film Group, and part-time professor at the Communication University of China. As a director, he has made a series of documentaries, including Liberation, Victory and Chuang Jianghu. The Refugees of Jiangzhaohe and Danny's Diary are representative of his single large documentaries. These works have won many  international and domestic awards, including the Huabiao Awards and Golden Rooster Award.

Check-In & Reservations

This screening is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring an ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 2:50 P.M.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $8.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Avenue. We recommend parking in outdoor Lot M or V, or Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Please note that Parking Structure D cannot accommodate tall vehicles such as SUVs. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago